Dramatic Elegance at Ritz Carlton

This Ritz Carlton San Francisco wedding was classy, elegant and dramatic. The beautiful brides both looked amazing and glowed with joy throughout the entire event. Christi wore a stunning gown in soft lilac and white lace and Rachel wore a sophisticated white pant suit. The lovely brides each carried an elegant rounded white and blush bouquet, Christi's had white roses, blush callas, tea roses and white cymbidium orchids. Rachel's bouquet had white roses, blush callas and stephanotis with rhinestone centers.

The tented courtyard ceremony was spectacular, a plethora of white and blush rose petals covered the aisle, tall and dramatic hourglass arrangements adorned the altar and beginning of the aisle, with calla lilies and orchids spilling out in every direction adding drama and elegance to the space. The beautifully sophisticated ceremony space in silvers and whites reused the tall ceremony arrangements as centerpieces. The place card table had 5 modern arrangements of hydrangea, calla lilies and s swoop of bear grass. Their sweetheart table had a low arrangement with graceful with orchids.

This magnificent wedding was captured by Michelle Walker Photography.

Fall for this Autumn Wedding

Autumn is an astounding time of year, leaves changing, crisp air, pumpkin spice everything and of course autumn weddings!  This wedding does not fall short with amazing flowers, incredible textures and rich warm autumn colors of burnt orange, burgundy wines, greenery galore and a touch of slate blue.  Murrieta's Well in Livermore California offers an intimate setting to host this rustic winery wedding.

The outdoor ceremony space in front of the barn was perfect for this autumn event. The beautiful Chuppah from Under The Chuppah was decorated with corner arrangements with burgundy and orange dahlias, garden roses, orange spray roses, orchids, blue thistle, silver dollar eucalyptus, oak leaves, and nandina branches. The two wine barrels flanking the chuppah were prettified with chocolate candelabra arrangements with a scattering of red and orange rose petals, the barrels at the beginning of the aisle had large low rounded arrangements, the aisle had a scattering of red and orange rose petals and every other chair was dressed with a hanging jar arrangement, all of these floral elements gave interest and delight to the ceremony space.

The lovely bride all dressed in white and her bridesmaids dressed in burgundy wine carried uniquely textured bouquets that included roses, orchids, calla lilies, dahlias, cocks comb, eucalyptus and thistle. The Groom and groomsmen wore boutonnieres of orange tea roses and thistle.

The reception was held inside the barrel room barn, tables with wine lines from Napa Valley Linens had organic low lush arrangements with all the stunning fall colors and greenery including roses, dahlias, thistle, orchids, and oak leaves were in rustic grey wood boxes.

The fabulous photos were perfectly captured by Eli Photography.

Beautifully Bold Wedding

This bridal bouquet is absolutely stunning, its rich and bold colors with a plethora of textures and shapes makes this one of my favorites. Full and abundant blooms of roses, rust cymbidium orchids, orange vandas, scabiosa pods, poppy pod, red orange freesia, burgundy berries, mango callas, orange ranunculas, and spiky succulents. The grooms boutonniere goes perfectly with a mini succulent, red orange freesia, seeded eucalyptus, and ruscus.

The absolutely amazing photos were captured by CGM Photo.